UHD Criminal Justice faculty members Dr. Hsiao-Ming Wang, professor, and Dr. Judith A. Harris, assistant professor, attended the Asian Association of Police Studies (AAPS) 2017 Annual Conference at Mahidol University in Nakorn Pathom, Thailand July 26 – 29.
Wang’s presentation, “Policing, Governance and Justice in Multicultural societies: Challenges in the Age of High Technology and Advanced Communication,” addressed citizens’ perceptions of contract policing in a southern urban county.
Harris focused on policing being one of the first contacts associated with formal social control and how reentry programs can change an officer’s perception of informal social control.
UHD alumni Chawan Laosunthorn, John Hsu, Ming-Li Hsieh and Edward Lei also attended the conference.
Hsieh is an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Lei is an associate professor with Central Police University in Taiwan; Hsu is a senior special agent with MJIB and a well-known instructor in money laundering and computer crimes; and Laosunthorn is an adjunct criminal justice lecturer with several Thai universities.
Their achievements squarely highlight the theme “Finish UHD Strong.” On behalf of UHD, Wang presented gifts from the University to the representatives of Royal Thai police and Mahidol University—two major sponsors of 2017 AAPS conference.